“Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the universe than we do now.”
-Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
A monstrous, grisly light poured in on them, a boiling, pestilential light, a light that would have disfigured hell.
The Universe was coming to an end.
Why did I choose to spend the end of the Universe in a restaurant? the bowl of petunias thought. I don’t even eat.
The petunias had started off its miserable life when it appeared, in mid air, three hundred miles above the surface of a particularly grim planet. The Improbability Drive of a spaceship known as Heart of Gold had transformed two missiles that were about it destroy it into the petunias and a rather surprised-looking whale. (It’s a long story if you haven’t read the books.)
After falling that three hundred miles, the petunias had died and been reincarnated into a new form. Then died again, and again, so many deaths, all horrible, but none of it was the end. Not the real end.
This is it, the petunias thought. Finally. Once the universe is done, there will be no more lives, no more deaths, no more anything. I can finally embrace oblivion.
But then it was eaten by the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal and reincarnated as a garden slug in Oxnard, California.
Oh no, not again, it thought.
OWEN has died. He was a Diner (Vanilla Town).
11 Diners (Town)
Diners win the game when all Vogons and Independent roles are dead before the Universe ends.
10 Vanilla Diners have no night actions.
Several players have secret passive powers, though they are still considered Vanilla Diners:
- Boghog: The meat of a Boghog is completely inedible, so they cannot be eaten by the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal. (The Boghog can die from any other means, such as day-kill or Vogon kill.)
Perfectly Normal Beast: The meat of a Perfectly Normal Beast is extra delicious. If this player is eaten by the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal, it counts as two kills towards the Beast’s total needed to win the game.
- Agrajag: Has an optional one-shot kill that is only activated when Agrajag dies.
- Garkbit: Each day, Garkbit (the Head Waiter at Milliways) chooses a special rule from a menu. This rule is revealed to all players at some point during the day, and only applies to that day. Since this is a day action, Garkbit’s power cannot be blocked or detected by Zaphod Beeblebrox. If killed, another Diner will be randomly selected as the new Garkbit.
Blagulon Kappan (Investigator): A methane-breathing life form that can investigate the alignment of one player per night. Possible results are “Diner” or “Vogon”.
Colin (Jailer): A small, round, melon-sized, flying security robot that can put a target player in jail for the night, protecting and blocking them. Cannot choose the same player two nights in a row and cannot choose themselves.
Benjy Mouse: As a night action, may send a message to another player. Twice during the game, Benjy can choose to squeeze the recipient’s brain to make the message lethal.
Zaphod Beeblebrox: One player who is now considered a Vanilla Diner.
Two players that share a private QT. Each night, Zaphod chooses a player to watch and see if they perform a night action (but not what the night action does). A jailed or blocked player does not detect as having a night action. If one Zaphod player dies, the other survives, but they lose this power and the dead Zaphod player has a choice of continuing to chat in their private QT or going to the graveyard.
1 Vogon (Wolves)
Vogons win the game when the number of Vogon players equals the number of Diner players and the Independent roles are dead before the Universe ends.
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz: Performs all Vogon kills through reciting poetry as a night action. If Jeltz is jailed, the Vogon kill is blocked for that night. If Jeltz dies, his night action moves to Vrunt, then Kwaltz, and so on. Vrunt the Naysayer: Vanilla Vogon. Kwaltz: Vogon Investigator. The Vogon Poetry Lover is the only player that will return a positive investigation result.
Zarniwoop: Reads as Diner when investigated. Performs all Vogon kills through reciting poetry as a night action.
Constant Mown: Vogon role-blocker. Vogon Poetry Lover: Recruited Vogon. If this player is targeted by the Vogons to be killed, they survive and are recruited as a Vogon instead.
1 Independent Role
Max Quordlepleen: Max can choose to protect a player from death as a night action. Can protect themselves twice during the game. Cannot choose the same player two nights in a row. Max wins the game alone if he is still alive when the Universe ends.
Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal: Serial killer. Wins the game once they eat 6 players.
No quoting or screencapping from QTs. Do not ask other players about their QTs in an attempt to figure out what role they have.
You cannot edit any of your posts. The mod will know!
Participation: You must make a minimum of three posts per day to avoid being mod-killed or replaced.
Tiebreaker: If a day ends in a tie vote, no player dies.
AnnaNomally // Lemony Snicket
Captain Oblivious // Zapp Brannigan
DW // Weed Ranger
Hayes Code // Lintilla, a Daring Space Archaeologist
Jake // Prince Herbert
Landstander // Vrickle Bork
Mr.ImMyOwnGrandpa // Morbo
MSD // Frog
Nuka-Fanta // Unnamed Goose
Ralph // Bobby Bottleservice
Sagittariuskim // Abigail Fitzwilliam Darcy Featherbottom
Sic Humor // Vinsmoke Sanji
Spooky // Infocom Text Adventure (Standard Difficulty)
April // Mr. Tyzik (Benjy Mouse – DINER)
Buttersnap // PowerPoint (Kwaltz – VOGON)
El Marinero // Dish of the Day (Vanilla DINER)
Flubba // Eddie the Computer (Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz – VOGON)
Grumproro // Lumpy Space Princess (Max Quordlepleen)
Hohopossum // Jud Crandall, ayup (Blagulon Kappan – DINER)
InDEEED // Not Sam Rockwell (Vanilla DINER)
Josephus Brown // Thor (Vrunt the Naysayer – VOGON)
Lindsay // Ruby (Vogon Poetry Lover – VOGON)
Mayelbridwen // Telephone Sanitizer (Zaphod Beeblebrox – DINER)
Owen // Bowl of Petunias (Vanilla DINER)
Side Character // One-One (Perfectly Normal Beast – DINER)
Wasp // Doctor Who (Constant Mown – VOGON)
Cop on the Edge-ish
Welcome to Milliways! Your table is almost ready.
You are a DINER (Vanilla Town). Please, take a seat and enjoy your sumptuous meal while watching the whole of creation explode around you.
Day Two ends on Wednesday, October 2 at 5:00pm PST (8:00pm EST), or if a majority vote is reached first.